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New York Times, Friday, November 27, 1992

Author:
Stanley Glass
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,725
Across
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Part of a calyx : SEPAL
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Fiber for rope : HEMP
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Take ___ (rest) : FIVE
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Defendant's mainstay : ALIBI
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Sharif : OMAR
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Polish-German border river : ODER
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Cajun red stick? : BATONROUGE
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Sinister fiddler : NERO
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Implore : ENTREAT
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Erstwhile holidays in Kiev : MAYDAYS
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Gregory Hines's specialty : TAP
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Tied, in a way : LACED
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Physicians' assn. : AMA
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Andean capital : LIMA
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Schlepped : HAULED
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Intrepid : BOLD
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Bamboozle : DUPE
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Dred Scott was one : SLAVE
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Kitty starters : ANTES
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Dandy : FOP
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Accepted : TAKEN
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Squirrel away : STASH
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Guitar ridge : FRET
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Portrayer of Lincoln : CENT
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Recluse : HERMIT
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Bulls or Bears : TEAM
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Pinguid : OBESE
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Owns : HAS
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Last in clarity : HAZIEST
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Bungled : BOTCHED
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Bard's stream : AVON
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Hoosier high ground? : TERREHAUTE
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Like an eremite : LONE
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Lamb who wrote about a pig : ELIA
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Helen, in Napoli : ELENA
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Is in debt : OWES
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Minimal gift? : DAMN
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Electronic sentinel : RADAR
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¿Quién ___? (who knows?) : SABE
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Zip : ELAN
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The Great Commoner : PITT
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Cancel a flight : ABORT
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In direct descent : LINEAL
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Cowboy star Gibson : HOOT
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Grounded Australian : EMU
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Source of igneous rock : MAGMA
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Sermonize : PREACH
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Lake bottom in Wisconsin? : FONDDULAC
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Cartoonist's light bulb : IDEA
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To an extreme : VERY
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Antony's friend : EROS
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Precipitate : RAPID
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Bread leavener : YEAST
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Door east of Gary? : LAPORTE
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Embarrass : ABASH
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Carlo or Cassino : MONTE
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Ritual table : ALTAR
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Dropped pop fly : MUFF
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Recent teammate of Magic : LAKER
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Happening : EVENT
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Al ___ (firm to the bite) : DENTE
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Corn Belt monks? : DESMOINES
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Fencer's tool : EPEE
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Former Philadelphia ball park : SHIBE
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Western resort lake : TAHOE
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Tried : TESTED
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Noted 17th-century clergyman : MATHER
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Ornamental stone slab : STELA
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Ladder for Luigi : SCALA
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Nimbus : HALO
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Profess : AVOW
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Kind of defense in football : ZONE
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Popular cereal : BRAN
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Colored : HUED
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Sicilian menace : ETNA
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High-priced : DEAR
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Perimeter : RIM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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